Vermont Botanical Walk

Vic led a group of 16 amateur and not-so-amateur botanists along the cliff path at Vermont this morning and was able to show us a wonderful variety of interesting plants.  He had certainly done his homework (he told me that it took him a week to suss the place out) and led us directly to many good sites.  Of course we also had Belle along.  This wonderful lady never ceases to amaze me with her encyclopaedic knowledge of every species of our local flora.  Her memory is quite incredible and being with her just makes one feel very, very inadequate!  This is a group that I only occasionally join and I am certainly the one with the least knowledge, but I enjoy taking photographs of the flowers and trying to identify them myself, hence the large number of images without names in the selection presented below.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

We rounded the morning off with a visit to a site where considerable alien hacking had taken place and there amid the mess, we found the most amazing number of Hyobanche sanguine as well as the rare orchid, Disa hallackii.

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